CRYPTO ECONOMY / ICO2018 | MALTA | PROGRAM JULY 2
08.30 – 09.25 Registration and Coffee
09.25 – 09.30 Opening of Conference
Nils Veenstra
Director, BECON
09.30 – 10.00 Keynote Presentation: Investing in the Crypto Economy
Michael Terpin
Co-Founder AlphaBit Fund and CEO of the Transform Group
Michael will share with us his take on investing in crypto projects over the last three years. In addition we will look forward to 2018 and beyond and explore future developments, challenges and opportunities for ICOs and investors.
10.00 – 10.30 The Legally Compliant ICO/TGE: Securities Regulation, SAFTs, and Beyond
Gordon Einstein
Managing Partner of CryptoLaw Partners
Conducting a legally compliant ICO/TGE is more challenging than ever and government regulators are watching every move. Yet, confidently complying with the global patchwork of laws and regulations, and exploiting the vast opportunities provided by certain legal structures, can produce both peace of mind and also enhanced access to capital and customers. Learn about the latest legal developments relating to ICOs/TGEs, how to spot legal red flags, and how to stay on the good side of the SEC/FCA/MAS.
10.30 – 11.00 Real-World Blockchain Application and Token Models
Andy Zondervan
CEO and Co-Founder, RightShare (Netherlands)
With global revenues of more than 7 billion US$ in 2016, Electronic Dance Music (EDM) is the soundtrack of the digital revolution. The aim of the ICO is to build  a platform to introduce and accelerate a seamless rights licensing and settlement procedure with EDM as the launching party. Backed by DJ Hardwell, twice chosen as the world’s best DJ and Blackhole Recordings with 100 labels and 70 DJs. Hardwell has 8,8M Facebook likes, 5,5M Twitter followers and 3,8M subscribers on YouTube.
Pascal Haider
Co-Founder, GarfieldEATS (UAE)
Garfield, the funny, hungry, mischievous and most popular cat walking into people’s lives for over 40 years. The Gareld strip has now more than 243 million global readers daily and has built an active twenty million friends and followers on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram. GarfieldEATS is the World 1st Garfield Quick Mobile Restaurant (QMR). This sustainable, fun and delivery future franchise formula has launched in Dubai, as the first out of many more cities to follow. It delivers some of Gareld’s favourite, delicious and craving recipes – pizza, lasagna, coffee and popcake desserts.
Jody Cleworth
CEO Marine Transport International (UK)
With the deployment of their Container Streams system in a supply chain environment, MTI (based in the UK and the USA) demonstrates that the logistics industry will see improved connectivity, efficiency and security thanks to blockchain. The ICO connects supplier, shipper, load point, customs and terminal on a shared blockchain ledger, with far reaching consequences for the logistics industry as it seeks new ways to improve security and profi tability. The project also comprises Port of Rotterdam, Port of Hull, TransdocLink, Samskip, BlockLab (Rotterdam) and various universities.
Luke Sestito
Co-Founder, CPROP (USA)
11.00 – 11.30 ICO’s an Evolving Market
Ryan Hanley
VP Business Development at TokenMarket
With over $370m raised by clients utilising their Turnkey platform and advisory services, TokenMarket are one of the most progressive leaders in the ICO space.
Ryan will round up the rapidly evolving market in 2017, providing key data points and insight on how 2018 will develop for ICOs, the impact of regulations, new considerations for investors and broader developments set to impact this exciting space.
11.30 – 12.00 Presentation: How can blockchain startups access working capital in innovative ways?
Nick Ayton
Founder, Chainstarter (UK)
Nick will round up the 2017 and Q1 2018 ICO market activities and provide key data points, and look forward predicting how 2018 further will develop for ICOs, the impact of regulations, new ramps for institutional investors, explore the broader progress the new crypto-economy as a new capital market, and in his usual style call out what is wrong with the current banking system, why central banks are the real problem…
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 13.30 Meet the ICOs
Throughout the conference we will give the stage to some pioneering blockchain projects from all over the world. The common thread is that all the presenting companies and persons have decided to raise working capital by launching a token crowd sale (also known as an ICO or TGE). The aim of this session is to gain a deeper understanding of what type of applications are coming on the market, as well as give investors more information about crypto investment opportunities.
13.30 – 14.00 Panel: VC and the Cryptocurrency Revolution… Engage or Deny ICOs?
Over the last year, numerous prestigious VC-firms such as 500 Startups, Andreessen Horowitz, and Union Square Ventures, have indulged in the rapidly expanding world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Let’s discover why the extreme liquidity of the ICO marketplace attracts more and more traditional investors to the Crypto Economy.
panelists to be announced
 
14.00 – 14.30 Meet the ICOs
Throughout the conference we will give the stage to some pioneering blockchain projects from all over the world. The common thread is that all the presenting companies and persons have decided to raise working capital by launching a token crowd sale (also known as an ICO or TGE). The aim of this session is to gain a deeper understanding of what type of applications are coming on the market, as well as give investors more information about crypto investment opportunities.
14.30 – 15.00 Coffee Break
15.00 – 15.45 Panel: Regulation and Governance
The impetus to form the Digital Assets Trade Association (DATA) is the need for a single trusted voice and continued crypto/blockchain industry support as more states, regions, and nations create legislation such as the five crypto legislative proposals out of Wyoming—including HB 70, a bill that classifies utility tokens as a separate asset class. All five proposals have passed the state legislature and are now headed to Wyoming Governor Mead for his signature in the coming days. DATA has incorporated in the forward-thinking state of Wyoming in part due to this landmark event in the crypto/blockchain space.
Jill Richmond
SVP Sparkchain/Spark PR (USA)
Alex Lightman
CEO, Token Communities (USA)
John Wise
Board Member of the Digital Asset Trade Association (DATA) CEO of LOCI
15.45 – 16.30 Panel: Malta’s Local Crypto Ecosystem
16.30 – 17.00 Closing Keynote: Building Future Economies
 John Wise
Board Member of the Digital Asset Trade Association (DATA) CEO of LOCI
17.00 – 18.30 Network Reception
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